It's an old cry now - to get out of Google's claws. Mail, calendar and everything.
However, I always find one thing missing. Chat
is never talked about. As a matter of fact this one is the difficult most. You need to have added all those chat contacts and they in turn have had to added you(approved) you back, unlike email where you just need to fine an email and the receiver gets it unless you were specifically blocked.
So, let's discuss how to release our chatting app/service free from the claws of Google/Facebook/Skype &c and still be able to: [more inside]
posted by amar
on Mar 15, 2013 -
In my Gmail sidebar contacts list, a contact shows up with a greyed-out "Invited" next to their name. Does this mean that I have invited them to chat, or that they have invited me to chat? I still have the "invite to chat" option available, and I can't remember if I did send a chat invite. Thanks in advance, hivemind.
posted by Inspector.Gadget
on Apr 4, 2009 -
I have a gmail account that I use in my personal life. I also have a google talk (gtalk) account that I use for work. They're two different usernames. Is there any way to combine them under a single google username, preferably the name I use for my gmail account? [more inside]
posted by Amy Phillips
on Sep 28, 2008 -
Chat-at-Work-Filter: In my line of consulting I end up working at a number of client sites where the client's IT department has succeeded in convincing management that Instant Messaging is the devil... [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 28, 2006 -
Gtalk (embedded in Gmail) is not playing nicely with my FireFox (v. 188.8.131.52). When any conversation box pops up, it makes the scroll bar disappear on the right. As if that weren't enough, it teases me by popping it back into view every few seconds, and the conversation box flips back and forth by about the width of the scroll bar - kind of like the page is trying to reload the scroll bar every couple of seconds. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime
on Oct 11, 2006 -